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Google Analytics Beta Tests Diagnostics Google Analytics Beta Tests Diagnostics

Google has started a beta test with some users on Analytics Diagnostics. This is to find data-quality issues, so users are aware of them, and can fix them accordingly. The feature scans for problems “frequently,” inspecting site tagging, account configuration, …

Google Glass: Today’s Your Day To Get One Google Glass: Today’s Your Day To Get One

As previously reported, Google recently announced that any adult in the U.S. can sign up to become a “Glass explorer,” and purchase a Google Glass for one day only: April 15th, which just happens to be today. Here’s what Google …

Microsoft Office 365 Personal Launches Today

In another bold move to increase its market-share and win back its customer base, Microsoft has released a new installment of its most famous Office product. Prior to today, Microsoft had limited its Office products to two categories – a …

Cutts On 404s Vs. 410s: Webmasters Shoot Often Themselves In The Foot Cutts On 404s Vs. 410s: Webmasters Shoot Often Themselves In The Foot

Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, unlike the one before it, is very webmaster oriented. In it, Matt Cutts discusses how Google handles 404s versus how it handles 410s. “Whenever a browser or Googlebot asks for a page, the web server …

Google Adds ‘Auto Backup’ Photo Access To Gmail Google Adds ‘Auto Backup’ Photo Access To Gmail

Google has launched a new photo-sharing feature for Gmail, enabling you to insert your Auto Backup photos from your phone into Gmail messages on the web with the new Insert Button. Click the button, and you’ll get access to your …

These Drones Will Reportedly Join Google’s Robot Army These Drones Will Reportedly Join Google’s Robot Army

So remember how Facebook was going to buy those Titan Aerospace drones? It appears Google has swept in to buy them instead. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has agreed to buy Titan Aerospace to utilize the drones to …

Google Considers Making SSL A Ranking Signal Google Considers Making SSL A Ranking Signal

About a month ago, Google’s head of webspam Matt Cutts said at the Search Marketing Expo that he’d like to see Google make SSL site encryption a signal in Google’s ranking algorithm. Barry Schwartz at SMX sister site Search Engine …

Google Reportedly Testing ‘In-Store Attribution Transaction Reporting’ Google Reportedly Testing ‘In-Store Attribution Transaction Reporting’

Google is testing a pilot program to help retailers better figure out if their online ads are driving in-store sales, reports The Wall Street Journal, which says the company currently has six advertisers on board, and is using data from …

Percy Julian Honored With Google Doodle On His 115th Birthday Percy Julian Honored With Google Doodle On His 115th Birthday

Google is celebrating the life of Percy Lavon Julian with a doodle on its homepage today, his 115th birthday. He died from liver cancer in 1975 at the age of 76. Julian is known as a brilliant chemist, who emerged …

Google Glass May Be Available to Everyone in the US on April 15, for Just One Day Google Glass May Be Available to Everyone in the US on April 15, for Just One Day

It looks like Google is planning on letting the plebeians get their hands on Google Glass–but the buying window is going to be tight. The Verge has obtained an internal document that outlines a proposed “Explorer Program Expansion,” set to …

Matt Cutts Gets New ‘Melody’ Treatment Matt Cutts Gets New ‘Melody’ Treatment

Okay, this exists. This comes from HighPosition.com. I randomly came across it on StumbleUpon, and it hardly has any views yet, so let’s change that. If you watch Matt Cutts’ videos regularly, you owe this one to yourself. You can …

How To Make Videos Like Matt Cutts’ How To Make Videos Like Matt Cutts’

The latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google isn’t so much a webmaster help video, but a discussion about how they actually make these videos. It’s meant to give some advice to businesses who want to utilize online video more. There …

Is Google’s Paid Search Query Removal Worth Panicking About? Is Google’s Paid Search Query Removal Worth Panicking About?

Google announced that it is extending its secure search efforts to paid search, and that it will remove queries from referers on ad clicks originating from SSL searches on Google.com. In other words, the reason you’ve been seeing keywords “not …

Google Hits Japanese Link Networks Google Hits Japanese Link Networks

Google’s head of webspam tweeted early Tuesday morning that Google has taken action on seven Japanese link networks over the past few months. He’s proud of the team: Incredibly proud of Japanese webspam team. Over last few months they've taken …

Google Reportedly Expanding ‘Not Provided’ To 3rd-Party Paid Search Google Reportedly Expanding ‘Not Provided’ To 3rd-Party Paid Search

Update: OK, this just happened. Last month at the Search Engine Marketing Expo (West), Google’s Singhal said there would soon be an announcement related to changes with the controversial “not provided” issue. Google implemented secure search a few years ago, …

Google Wants To Get Better At Indexing Your Business Info Google Wants To Get Better At Indexing Your Business Info

Google has released some recommendations for webmastesr to help them get the search engine to identify and surface business info like phone numbers, business locations, and opening hours. They also launched support for schema.org to help specify preferred phone numbers …

Google Starts To Put Enterprise Focus On Glass Google Starts To Put Enterprise Focus On Glass

It’s no surprise that Google wants to see Glass in use in the enterprise, and now the company is starting to focus some of its efforts there. Google is calling on enterprises to sign up to get involved with Google …

Google Analytics Gets Bulk AdWords Account Linking Google Analytics Gets Bulk AdWords Account Linking

Google announced that it will start letting you link multiple AdWords accounts to Google Analytics all at once in a new effort to make the account linking process more streamlined. As a result, Google says, you’ll have more tightly controlled …

An Update (Kind Of) On How Google Handles JavaScript An Update (Kind Of) On How Google Handles JavaScript

The latest Google Webmaster Help video provides an update on where Google is on handling JavaScript and AJAX. Well, an update on where they were nearly a year ago at least. Matt Cutts responds to this question: JavaScript is being …

Google Is Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’, Currently Having Some Issues Google Is Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’, Currently Having Some Issues

Google is attempting (and currently failing) to trademark the word ‘Glass’, in reference to their Google Glass wearable tech. Most of you will probably find joy in half of that statement. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is currently …

Arianna Huffington Gave This Talk At Google Arianna Huffington Gave This Talk At Google

Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington gave an “At Google” talk last week. Google has now uploaded the video for the rest of the world to watch. Huffington talks about her new book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and …